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Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke

Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke. Brain (2008), Vol 131, Issue 3, Pp. 866-876. Authors: Teppo Särkämö, Mari Tervaniemi and Mikko Mikkonen, Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, and Helsinki Brain Research Centre, Helsinki. Sari Laitinen, Anita Forsblom, and Jaakko Erkkilä, Department of Music, University […]

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Tuning the Brain for Music

Tuning the Brain for Music This project is an international collaboration project investigating the processing of music in the brain. Among the partners are: Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland Music Acoustics Group, TMH Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Sweden See […]

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Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

Nordic Journal of Music Therapy The mission of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy is to serve the international community of music therapy by being an avenue for publication of scholarly articles, texts on practice, theory and research, dialogues and discussions, reviews and critique. Example of a book review: Musik & demens – Nordic Journal […]

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Image consultation: Supporting the work of art therapists

Image consultation: Supporting the work of art therapists In ‘image consultation’ the response of the art therapist’s peer group to viewing the client’s images challenges the viewing habits and so helps to revitalise and deepen the therapist’s relationship to the unconscious process in her client. An chapter written by Riitta Laine, in the book Supervision […]

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Therapeutic Recreation in Finland

Therapeutic Recreation in Finland. This article will introduce therapeutic recreation (TR) in Finland. After introducing the country briefly, the history of TR and the history of TR education in Finland is introduced. Using different crafts as TR facilitation method have had and still have an important role in TR and TR education. A brief introduction […]

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Images of Loneliness: Using Art as an Educational Method in Professional Training

Images of Loneliness: Using Art as an Educational Method in Professional Training. This peer reviwed article states that viewing art and discussing perceptions of loneliness or suffering was an effective method to help healthcare professionals develop empathy in the elderly care. By Lisbeth Blomqvist, Kaisu Pitkala, Pirkko Routasalo, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, […]

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School-based drama interventions in health promotion for children and adolescents: systematic review

School-based drama interventions in health promotion for children and adolescents: systematic review . The paper is a report of a review of the literature on the effects of school-based drama interventions in health promotion for school-aged children and adolescents. A search was carried out using 10 databases and hand searching for the period January 1990 […]

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A comparison of medical students’ perceptions of three experiential methods

A comparison of medical students’ perceptions of three experiential methods. This study aims to compare Finnish medical students’ perceptions of the suitability of three experiential methods in learning interpersonal communication competence (ICC). The three methods it seeks to explore are: theatre in education; simulated patient interview with amateur actors; and role-play with peers. The methods […]

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Senioriteatteri – taidetta vai dementiantorjuntaa?

Senioriteatteri – taidetta vai dementiantorjuntaa? Teatteri on paikka, jossa on lupa unohtaa ikä, vaivat ja murheet ja elää hetken muunlaista identiteettiä kuin vanhuksen. Leonie Hohenthal-Antinin senioriteatteria koskeva väitöskirja on Suomessa ensimmäinen – maailmassa tiettävästi toinen – teatteritutkimus, jossa iän ja näyttelemisen suhdetta eritellään poikkitieteellisesti. Tähän asti teatteritutkimus ei ole ollut kiinnostunut iästä ja ikätutkimus teatterintekemisestä: […]

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